Barbara & Trudy
I read your conversations with John Ritter and
Johnny Cash. I wonder if there is a significance to the rash of entertainers dying this year? The year 2003 started with the death of Maurice Gibb, then Richard Crenna, Al Hirschfield, Nell Carter, Robert Stack, June Carter Cash, David Brinkley, Gregory Peck, Katherine Hepburn, Buddy Hackett, Herbie Mann, Barry White, Buddy Ebson, Bob Hope, Gregory Hines, Charles Bronson, Johnny Cash, Sheb Wooley, John Ritter, Warren Zevon, George Jump, George Plimpton, Robert Palmer, Donald O'Connor, then director Elia Kazan.
Thanks - Cheryl
P.S. I almost forgot Mr. Rogers…he was a wonderful entertainer.
There probably aren’t any more entertainers making their transition this year than any other, but thanks for your input. Why not pick out a few and write them? In fact, we will start you off by picking Barry White.
Dear Barry White,
We loved your music and will miss you here on earth.
Thank you…but I am very happy over here. I suffered from bad health the last few years and my poor body couldn’t take the rigors of earth life any more. You may know that I had a breathing problem called apnea, and it finally took the strength out of my body. At the end, I couldn’t even get around, so it was relief to come over here.
You know, I wasn’t really a musician. I was a rhythmist with a great, deep voice. I didn’t really sing — it was more like I chanted with a musical background. I know now that I had many lifetimes where my voice was my fortune. Usually by being a preacher or orator. In this last life, I taught men how to treat their women. Women like romance and my work was designed to show men that. A few other things got thrown in, but you will notice my work was more about a sensual relationship between a man and a woman. May it continue.
Bless you for picking me. We all have much to say over here.